Recreational Therapy Month

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

On the heels of Valentine’s Day is another occasion that warms our hearts at MOSH. Did you know that February is International Recreational Therapy Month? If you’ve never heard of recreational therapy, you’re not alone. According to the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, recreational therapy is:

 “Also known as therapeutic recreation, a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.” In other words, recreational therapy quite literally uses activity—and fun—to advance the process of rehabilitation. Recreational therapy can be conducted one-on-one between patient and caregiver, or by way of group sessions.

Family Health History Day (National)

Monday, July 16th, 2018

National Family Health History Day has been recognized since 2004 during the month of November and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Family Health History Day is celebrated on Thanksgiving. Over this holiday when families gather, the Surgeon General encourages them to discuss and record the health problems that run in their family. Sharing your family’s health history with your doctor provides an invaluable tool for your health care.